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>> thank you very much. >> next speaker. >> good afternoon. ladies and gentlemen. my name is robert woods, i am here, i'm with the san francisco human rights, black human rights leadership council of san francisco. absolute power produced absolute corruption. keeping this agency board of commissioners behind closed doors without public knowledge, they have been the leading power behind the most of the people being evicted out of the city of san francisco in terms of the laws that they lay, what they're, the arrogance of their
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position. when you have the residents go before them because they are not being, they are not under the eye of observation. then you really see the bad side of why you need to bring this organization to the light where they could be observed. i think it's a good thing but by the same, we need it done like 25 years ago. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. next speaker. >> my name is [inaudible] ladies and gentlemen. the history goes back to 25
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years ago to the housing authority and my statement i have been using at your commission for years, ain't no mystery, check your history. ladies and gentlemen, there's deeper history in what we're talking about with the city government channel. i'm the one that started that, i'm not going to get the hand for that because of same things the housing authority tenants went through 20 years ago. ladies and gentlemen, i am happy, tickled not pink by black right now because most of the tenants are african-americans. i stand here as the czar of the african-american out migration. i am so happy that my supervisor in the fifth district had the courage to come forward for something 25 years ago. we brought the needs of the redevelopment to the san francisco government channel.
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i can't say it all right now. i am ecstatic. i am so happy that the supervisors are doing something that i call community reform. we're going to show and demonstrate not only that department, but there are several other departments that need to come before the eyes of city government. i got a unique technique call in your face. right now in your face. i have been discriminated against. yes, commissioner wiener, you can yawn all you want. i am so glad kristina stepped forward and doing the right thing in the most progressive district. i am ace dog gone in. we're going to be on the case in front of you. i know you can't deny it. >> next speaker, please.
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>> hard act to follow. sarah short with the san francisco housing rights. a lot of people come in when they have issues with their repairs or evictions or rent increases and such. so, we've talked to many, many public housing residents throughout the years and believe this would greatly benefit the whole population. what this resolution does is, it sends a powerful message to over 25,000 public housing and section 8, let's not forget, residents in san francisco, and it sends the message that we believe that they are entitled to participate in the democratic process. unfortunately, the fact that they're commission meetings have been in another location not only not recorded but often not
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even available online and not in a timely fashion. not tape recorded. a lot of people don't know what's going on at the housing authority commission meetings and these are residents that are impacted. and you know, this special treatment that the housing authority commission has been given you know, it's perhaps the only city department that is in this special position. so i see this as a really common sense measure that would bring parody. even the quasi-agents meet in city hall most of the time. this the send a meaningful message to the residents that the city hall does not believe
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they are second class and that they deserve the right to see what is happening with the government body of their housing agency. >> thank you. ms. short. i appreciate it. next speaker. >> this is not here today so i'm going to read the speech. >> i am song won chen. [inaudible] is an organization established by the public housing developments in chinatown. we have 413 households living in the area. limited english-speaking families. the current location is very inconvenient for us. many of us do not know how to get there. on the other hand, we know how to get to city hall, we have more chance of options going to city hall. in addition, many of residents are seniors with physical disabilities. it's difficult for them to get
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around. having the meetings live on tv would give them the chance for an update. for working families, they can watch online. by having it broadcasted, it will bring back the relationship with the agency. we ask you move the commission meetings to city hall and broadcast for the public. >> thank you very much. next speaker. >> willie radcliffe, libertiville. and the daily news paper and i also just started a limited partnership for development. but the housing authority has -- needs light shined on it what's going on. they spend a lot of money, especially in bayview hunter's
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point and district 10. but people of color have been locked out. also some time there's contracts left out for people to do development and no one else was asked to even be involved or knew it was coming up. so that is government money and we looking at it. and i'm glad that they agree that, for us to do this, that they agree to do it and not try to fight it. i won't say some of the things i know, but i know one thing, we need to shine a light on what's going on over there, and i appreciate the supervisors that brought this up. it's a good thing. any time you open up the light, it's like sunshine coming up in the morning. wakes us up. i appreciate it and hope you will go along with even them not going against it. thank you. >> next speaker.
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>> thank you. you start off with the civil grand jury and end here too. it was a year ago in which the civil grand jury asked to you think about putting the ethics commission on television, and i think that has been a great success. i think probably your ratings are the highest you have ever had for sf gov tv. i encourage you to open us this agency including the sunshine task force. >> thank you. any additional public comment? public comment is closed. >> can we move this forward without objection? >> i want to thank the public and city staff in bringing this forward. i am a believer in more sunshine and televising meetings will
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help to hold everyone accountable. i was happy to support this. >> chsupervisor chui. i absolutely understand the point. i will be supporting the legislation, but i do want to express reservations i have about it. i know we have limited space with sfgtv to cover this. i hope this will promote the housing authority to see if there's availability of space within city hall and that doesn't conflict with the other meeting to figure out what we can possibly do. that's an important issue we face with many commissions in city hall. i also want to make sure the housing authority is taking a look at the trade off. if we have a meeting at city hall versus elsewhere, are we
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going to be disinfranchising others? i am sure the housing authority will consider those as limp one of biggest things about televising anything is the cost. i hope the housing authority as they are looking forward to the budget evaluates whether or not they can afford this. i will be supportive of this because i understand the desire the folks to see this and access it and have it in the public light. there is things the housing authority needs to review in order to make this become something that is a reality. again, i will be supportive. but availability of space, trade off to the meetings, space and access to it and of course funding is always something we need to look forward to. thank you. >> thank you. so colleagues, can we forward this recommendation to the full board? without objection. >> and then, through the chair. >> can i ask if we rescind items
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3, 4, 5 and 7 to vote on? >> without objection, can we do that? >> rescind three, four, five and seven. as to items three, four and five, the motion was to file items three and four and to move items 5 to the full board, excuse me, did you mean -- >> three, four, five and seven. >> okay. >> so with respect to item three, the motion was to as amended move the responses to the full board with recommendation. can we do that? >> i will make that motion. >> without objection, >> item four to move. >> without objection, so ordered. item five, the motion was to
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move item number five to the full board with recommendation. >> so moved. >> without objection. >> item seven, the motion was to move to the full board with recommendation, >> mr. chair. item five was amended. >> that's correct. so, for item number 5. the motion was to move forward to the full board as amended with positive recommendation. can we take objection? >> yes. >> item 7, the motion was to move to the full board with positive recommendation? >> can we take that objection? >> so moved. >> are there any other items before the committee? >> no. we have no further matters. >> okay. we are a
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>> thank you, everyone, for coming. i welcome to the opening of scoots san francisco network. [applause]. >> thanks. today, we are opening our beta program to the san francisco public and with that, we are opening the world's first network of shared electric scooters. [applause].
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>> there we go, we're back, okay, so before i tell you about our s*frs for san francisco, i want to introduce someone who has already made san francisco an even better place to live, mayor ed lee. there are two things about the mayor's work and his administration that are particularly important to scoot, the first is that mayor lee is working hard to make this city an even better place to start and grow a new business, and second, he's been a toothless support of electric vehicles to improve san francisco's environment and the global environment as a whole so please welcome mayor ed lee. >> michael, matt, congratulations to scoot, yes. scoot and san francisco, well, let me first of all put this in some little perspective that i know, i know that we just announced last week, eb week in san francisco to the delight of
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so many people who want to just have modes of transportation, multiple modes of transportation in a city that are also environmentally friendly and to contribute that reducing our fossil fuels, we are in san francisco world citizens after all and i know it's exciting for ed risken, our mta manager, he and i were excited to talk about different modes of transportation as we create all these exciting events to come to san francisco. i know it's exciting for board president david chiu, we tried to put pods for car sharing in neighborhoods on public streets and began in russian hill on his district, he's a vibrant, vibrant avid supporter of car sharing as i have been, i know
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ed riskens, well at the hub, knowing that that's an incubator for great ideas came the idea of scooter san francisco and the scooter network, and it's the latest contribution to an ongoing conversation that board president chiu are having in this society, it really is when you come to automobile and or multiple modes of transportation sharing, scooter sharing is the latest contribution for people having access in our economy rather than just offered ownership and to me, that's really what wha* the shared economy is about and this great incubating idea of scooter sharing is wonderfulfinger these are all electric, you can power this up
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on 18 cents worth of power as compared to what gasoline prices are. it takes, if you want to go around the city at 30 miles an hour, it will be less than half of the power of a toaster. it's equivalent to 850 miles a gallon to be on one of these electric scooters. i think it's safe, obviously we're going train people in the right way to abide but all the traffic regulations that we have, but as i sit in my car on days where i have to wait and 7, watch these scooters go by, it's kind of like where am i and what am i doing and can i contribute even more, so it's exciting to see this happen in san francisco, to see its launch, it's exciting that it's an idea that incubated out of the hub, it's exciting to not only see that it's fun for people to get around, to be
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more efficient and to kind of stralgts the lanes, but it's exciting to know it contributes so much of the goals of this city, the goals that i know our department environment is leading the effort and our city is leading the effort, the board of supervisors working with my office to show case every opportunity we can to have alternative modes, and getting off of oil, it's going to be explained to you in simple terms how you get on these things but i'm so excited already, matt, or mike, that i am presenting to you my personal membership to the scooter network. alright. [applause]. >> there you go, thank you very much for starting here. >> thank you, mayor lee, this is a huge vote of confidence, we're happy to have your support. i would also like to introduce
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another leader of our city who is a fellow two-wheel rider, board president david chiu is a dedicated bike commuter, he knows how to share the streets of san francisco with different modes of transportation, he's a tireless advocate for improving the transportation option sos we're happy, david to have you here supporting us in the opening of our public beta. >> good morning, is everyone ready to scoot? alright, thank you, michael, i am really excited to be part of this announcement for three reasons, first of all, san francisco, we need to be the leader in how we fight congestion, at this moment, we are the number 2 city in the country when it comes to congestion beside l.a., we have some serious issues we need to tackle and the neighborhoods we live in are the densest neighborhoods in the east
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coast, in the district, i have the densest neighborhoods in the city where one out of three residents do not own a car and as someone who doesn't own a car, two of my favorite modes of transit are car sharing and my bicycle, car sharing because it's convenient not to own a car and my bicycle because it's easy to park, scoot allows you to pick up a bike when you need it but leave it and park it in ways that are easy and i want to thank michael and his team at scoot for innovating this, i'm excited about this for a second reason, we are the city of innovations and where great ideas start and continue, and as someone who ran a tech company, i'm excited that we have the best entrepreneurs, thinking about how the take a great idea and sell it to the rest of the world, the third reason i'm excited has to do
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something, and i'm going to call out to the chinese press that are here, this is an idea that came from michael's experience in china, he saw on the streets of cities he visited scooters everywhere, i can tell you as a kid of immigrants, every time i visit taiwan, i don't get into the back of a car, i get on to a scooter, this is house people travel in densely populated cities, this is to bring a practice in parts of the world that even more dense than what we have here in san francisco and as american cities grow and become more populated, we're in that forefront to do it in a way that's safe, easy and economical and ensure that we are continuing to innovate our 21st century city, thank you for being here, i look forward the scooting with you on the roads. >> thank you, supervisor chiu,
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the transportation authority makes all modes of transportation possible in san francisco, and sfmta garage is one of our corner stone location partners for the launch of our public data, we're very happy to have director of the sfmta ed risken here to say a couple of words at our launch. er >> thank you and good morning, as the city's transportation director, i have the privilege of managing the mta which is the agency in san francisco responsible for implementing the city's transit first policy. in order to implement that policy, there's two key things we need, we need strong leadership and innovation and what we're seeing today is the manifestation of just that in san francisco. what we need to do as the government and the transportation agency is make sure there are good choices available to people in terms of how they get around san francisco. we want people to feel like they don't need to get in their
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car, they don't want to get in their car, maybe like supervisor chiu and i, they don't own a car because there are other good options for them to get around san francisco and there are ways they can get around that aren't going to clog our streets with traffic or fill our air with pollution, and i think scoot represents just one of those options and we're very happy to welcome them to san francisco, we're happy to do our small part in facilitating their launch here, i want to thank our director of off street parking manages all the mta parking garages and lots, we want to be through the management of those lots supportive of better ways to move around san francisco, cleaner ways to move around san francisco, so congratulations on your public launch, i look forward to seeing these red vehicles scooting around our streets safely and efficiently. thanks. [applause]. >> thank you, director.
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scoot isn't just a better way to get around the city, when we started scoot, we believed that giving people an alternative to driving could have huge benefits for the local and global environment, we're dieted that mel knee muter, the director of the san francisco department of the environment is here with us in our opening of public beta in san francisco. >> good morning, everyone, it is an honor to be here for scoot's public announcement. this really does have great promise for helping to reduce carbon emissions in the city and county of san francisco. as some of you may know, about 40% of our carbon emissions in the city come from cars and trucks so we need to find alternatives for getting people out of their fossil fuel powered cars, this is going to be a great option for residences and businesses in san francisco to find an al --
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an tern t*if, we're rolling out the electric vehicle infrastructure for cars so this is another electric vehicle option that we're happy to support. we also implement the commuter benefits program and help employers provide options to their employees for getting out of their cars, we're happy to add scoot and electric plug in scooters for people to community in the city and county of san francisco, so i'm here to be in support, we look forward to expanding the options for individuals and residents and businesses in the city to help protect the environment. thank you very much. [applause]. >> thank you, director nut nut t*er, we are so lucky to be launching scoot in san francisco. this city has everything that we could hope for, san franciscans are the early adopters, they care about
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living healthier lifestyles and making the planet safer, and in our increasingly accelerated economy where every minute counts, they don't want to be waiting around for someone to pick them up and circling for parking, they want an option that's faster and more affordable and more convenient and graenbacker greener and as we can see, our city's leadership feels the same way. we are today opening the world's first network of shared electric scooters that you can activate with your smart phone and your phone, it's not just a key to the scooters, it's really a key to the city, it brings everything in the city closer to you, it opens up new neighborhoods that you may not have gone to before and it makes the places you get to every day more fun to get to. for those of us who ride, life before scoot is sort of like
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life before mobile phones, once you have a short-cut to anywhere in the city in your pocket, you don't really want to go back, so we give you scoot, the world's first network of shared electric scooters and the perfect mode of transportation for the city that leads the world in what's coming next. thank you. [applause]. >> alright. i have a motion to..
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call to order. >> >> roll call, dorine wo?

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